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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Anna Cora Mowatt
 
  Beautiful thoughts flit across the brain, like butterflies in the sun’s rays, and are as difficult to capture.  1
  Every natural movement is graceful. Did you ever watch a kitten at play?  2
  Is it not in accordance with divine order that every mortal is thrown into that situation where his hidden evils can be brought forth to his own view, that he may know them, acknowledge them, struggle against them, and put them away?  3
  Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men.  4
  Men are prostrated by misfortune; women bend, but do not break, and martyr-like live on.  5
  Mme. Deluzy has said that indifference is a woman’s guardian angel,—a remark not only applicable in France, but all over the world.  6
  Pity’s tears are spontaneous.  7
  The mere aspiration is partial realization.  8
  Women endowed with remarkable sensibilities enjoy much, but they also suffer much. The greater the light, the stronger will be the shadow.  9
 
 
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